Weekly Lit Review: Health Advice from Internet Discussion Forums: How Bad Is Dangerous? (2016)

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this cool study published in 2016 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research: Health Advice … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Perceived Challenges and Rewards of Forming a Sexual Agreement Among HIV-Negative Male Couples (2016)

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting study published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2016: Perceived Challenges and … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: “weCARE: A Social Media–Based Intervention Designed to Increase HIV Care Linkage, Retention, and Health Outcomes for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Young MSM.” (2016)

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this cool study published in 2016 by Guilford Journals in AIDS Education & Prevention: “weCARE: … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Mobile Health Technology Evaluation The mHealth Evidence Workshop [2013]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2013: Mobile Health Technology … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Information and communication technologies for adherence to antiretroviral treatment in adults with HIV/AIDS

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in International Journal of Medical Informatics in 2015: Information and communication technologies … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Integrating eHealth in HIV/AIDS intervention programmes in South Africa [2015]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in South African Journal of Information Management in 2015: Integrating eHealth … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: The Cedar Project WelTel mHealth intervention for HIV prevention in young Indigenous people who use illicit drugs: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in BioMed Central – Trials in 2016: The Cedar Project WelTel … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Developing a Video-Based eHealth Intervention for HIV-Positive Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR Research Protocols in 2016: Developing a Video-Based eHealth Intervention for … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Do Social Support, Stress, Disclosure and Stigma Influence Retention in HIV Care for Latino and African American Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women?

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects.05 This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in AIDS and Behavior in 2011: Do Social Support, Stress, Disclosure and … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Barriers and Facilitators to HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment among Young Transgender Women [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2016: Barriers and Facilitators … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Mobile Phone and Social Media Use and Preferences for a Secondary Prevention mHealth Intervention Among Youth Living With HIV [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2016: Mobile Phone and Social Media … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Comparison of a User-Centered Design, Self-Management App to Existing mHealth Apps for Persons Living With HIV [2015]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR in 2015: Comparison of a User-Centered Design, Self-Management App … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: The Usability and Acceptability of an Adolescent mHealth HIV/STI and Drug Abuse Preventive Intervention in Primary Care [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in Behavioral Medicine in 2016: Weekly Lit Review: The Usability and … Continued

[Video] Dr. Hightow-Weidman Discusses The Future of AIDS Care With MD Magazine

In a recent multi-part interview with MD Magazine, Dr. Hightow-Weidman talks about technology, education, and the future of HIV prevention and HIV and AIDS care. Read the short article from MD Magazine: The fight against the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Formative research for mhealth HIV adherence: the iHAART app [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in: 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in 2016: … Continued

[Video] CDC: “Start Talking. Stop HIV.”

Check out this fantastic and fun video from the CDC on HIV prevention! This video is relevant, sex-positive, and non-judgmental. From Mark S. King’s blog: “The video was created as part of the “Start Talking. Stop HIV.” campaign that reaches … Continued

[Video] Dr. Hightow-Weidman Interviewed About Tech in AIDS Care by MD Magazine

In a mutli-part interview, Dr. Hightow-Weidman recently had a conversation with MD Magazine about tech in AIDS care. The article from MD Magazine is below: There are several areas of the country where the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic remains … Continued

Dr. Lina Rosengren: Combining cellphone photo technology with HIV self-testing

Read some of the work of one of our newest team members, Dr. Lina Rosengren, MD, MS in the recently published article “Will Men Who Have Sex With Men Use Short-Messaging Services to Send Photos of Completed HIV Self-Tests to … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Iteratively Developing an mHealth HIV Prevention Program for Sexual Minority Adolescent Men [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in AIDS and Behavior in 2016: Iteratively Developing an mHealth HIV Prevention … Continued

[Video] Dr. Hightow-Weidman’s Interview With MD Magazine About iTech

Take a look at this wonderful interview from MD Magazine of the BATLab’s Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman! Dr. Hightow-Weidman talks about how iTech will allow collaboration between HIV prevention and treatment researchers across the country. Here is the short article from … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Systematic Review of eHealth HIV Prevention Interventions [2014]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR in 2014: eHealth Interventions for HIV Prevention in High-Risk Men … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Geolocation Data Collection for MSM [2014]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR in 2014: Using a Geolocation Social Networking Application to Calculate … Continued

UNC Receives $18 Million to Combine Tech & Health [UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases]

By Bradley Allf, Features Writer for UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Engaging with technology has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, in our country and around the world. For example, a 2013 study found that 79 … Continued

UNC gets $18M grant for HIV prevention apps [Triangle Business Journal]

Jennifer Henderson, Staff Writer at Triangle Business Journal UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and colleagues at Emory University have received an $18 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop mobile technology for HIV prevention … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: LGBT Social Media Use & Risk Behaviors in NYC [2016]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in the Journal of Urban Health in 2016: Social Media Use … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Mobile HIV Prevention App Building Process [2015]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR in 2015: Building a Mobile HIV Prevention App for … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Integrated Service Delivery Model for HIV Care Linkage [2015]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR in 2015: An Integrated Service Delivery Model to Identify … Continued

UNC School of Medicine features Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Dr. Hightow-Weidman came to UNC in 2001 to begin a fellowship in the Division of Infectious Diseases, after completing her residency in internal medicine at Stanford University. Before that, she earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia. During … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: HIV/STI and Drug Abuse Prevention in Peru [2014]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR in 2015: A Community-Engaged Approach to Developing an mHealth … Continued

UNC School of Medicine Feature on Dr. Christopher Hurt

Our own Dr. Christopher Hurt was featured by the UNC School of Medicine website as a “Featured Physician”! There is a short interview and information about what Chris is working on. What is your clinical expertise? My clinical expertise is … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: mHealth HIV/STI Study [2015]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in JMIR in 2015: A Community-Engaged Approach to Developing an mHealth … Continued

Video: His Health with Dr. Hightow-Weidman and Dr. David Malebranche

Check out this video with the BATLab’s Dr. Hightow-Weidman and Dr. David Malebranche talking about what providers need to know when working with Black gay men.     His Health is a united community of advocates and healthcare providers dedicated … Continued

Dr. Hightow-Weidman and Helene Kirschke-Schwartz attend 2016 Ryan White Conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hightow-Weidman and Helene Kirschke-Schwartz are in Washington, D.C. this week at the 2016 Ryan White National Conference on HIV Care & Treatment. The conference is August 23rd – 26th at the Marriott Marquis, and is put on annually by … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Mapping mHealth Research: A Decade of Evolution [2013]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in 2013: Mapping mHealth Research: A … Continued

Weekly Lit Review: Refining a personalized mHealth intervention to promote medication adherence among HIV+ methamphetamine users [2014]

Welcome to the BATLab’s Weekly Lit Review, where every week we post peer-reviewed papers relevant to our research projects. This week, take a look at this interesting paper published in AIDS Care in 2014: Refining a personalized mHealth intervention to promote … Continued